Victor Borge, born Børge Rosenbaum

Borge, born Børge Rosenbaum

Danish American Entertainer, Humorist, Conductor and Pianist

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(To a loud laugher in the audience) Sir would you be kind enough to explain to the rest of the audience how funny this really is.

I'll be very honest with you ... I know two numbers; one is 'Clair de lune' and the other one isn't. Do you have any preferences?

The cello stands about as tall as a 10-year-old boy (providing he's no taller than the cello).

You may not be aware of this but Leonard Bernstein won another award, for explaining the music of igor Stravinsky... to Igor Stravinsky!

A smile is the shortest distance between two people.

I'm going to play a a Danish composer. Umm... Mozart...Hans Christian Mozart!

The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.

You want something by Bach? Which one, Johann Sebastian or Jacques Offen?

A year ago last year the world celebrated the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven because it was his 200th anniversary. I'd like to join in the celebration by playing "Clair de lune' by Claude Debussy.

I'm going to play it (Liebestraum by Liszt) with both hands because that way I might get through with it a little faster.

The shortest distance between two people is a smile.

Ah Mozart! He was happily married - but his wife wasn't.

I'm Lou Borg!

The soprano... is about four and a half feet tall... Lying down.

And now, Brahms! Joey Brahms! ...Brahms spelled backwards: "Smharb."

Isn't it a shame when those big fat opera singers lean against the pianos and bend them? (Referring to the piano's natural shape)

The Steinway people have asked me to announce that this is a Baldwin piano. (Just before starting a piece)

Before we start, the Balwin Piano Company has asked me to say that this is a Steinway Piano.

It's your language, I'm just trying to use it...

There will be no dancing during this number... unless you absolutely have to!

Guiseppe Verdi... Joe Green to you.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this number is a number during which most people cough.

This concerto was written in 4 flats because Rachmaninoff had to move 4 times while he wrote it.

He was happily married - but his wife wasn't

Many people have asked me why there are three pedals in these grand pianos. Well the pedal in the middle is there to separate the two other pedals.

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Danish American Entertainer, Humorist, Conductor and Pianist